Kōrero: Armed forces

Last of the Skyhawks, 2001 (1 o 4)

Last of the Skyhawks, 2001

A Royal New Zealand Air Force Skyhawk fighter jet flies low over the Whenuapai air base in December 2001 to mark the disestablishment of the air force's Air Combat Force. From this point onwards, the air force did not have any air combat capability and instead concentrated on marine patrols and transport. The government unsuccessfully attempted to sell the Skyhawks. In 2011 some were given to museums and others offered for sale – these were likely to end up being used for parts.

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New Zealand Herald
Photograph by Brett Phibbs

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Jim Rolfe, 'Armed forces - Contemporary armed forces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/35721/last-of-the-skyhawks-2001 (accessed 13 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Jim Rolfe, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Apr 2020